The band will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut album 'Burn My Eyes' later this year
Three-quarters of Machine Head’s original line-up are set to reunite for a 25th anniversary tour later this year.
The run of dates will celebrate a quarter of a century since the release of the band’s debut album, ‘Burn My Eyes’.
A poster announcing the European and UK dates confirms that frontman Robb Flynn, guitarist Logan Mader, and drummer Chris Kontos will hit the road together in October. The tour begins in Germany in October and arrive sin the UK the following month.
In an Instagram post, Flynn said: “Having started rehearsals with Chris and Logan several weeks ago, I’m literally giddy with excitement at the prospect of how much fun this is going to be. Both Logan and Chris are in phenomenal playing shape, the vibe between all four of us has been incredibly positive!”
He continued: “Having run through deep cuts like ‘Death Church,’ and ‘I’m Your God Now’ for the first time in well over a decade, has reminded me of how fucking heavy our older songs are! This tour is going to be MASSIVE!! The timing couldn’t have been more perfect to share this milestone with the Head Cases! So just a head’s up, DO NOT sleep on this! Tell your friends, spread the word, because tickets are going to disappear!”
Kontos originally left the band in 1995, while Mader left in 1998. ‘Burn My Eyes’ was released in 1994 and peaked at Number 25 on the Official UK Albums Chart.
Machine Head play:
5 – Freiburg, Germany, Sick Arena Musikclub
7 – Tilburg, Holland, 013
9 – Copenhagen, Denmark, Amager Bio
11 – Wuerzberg, Germany, Posthalle
12 – Leipzig, Germany, Haus Aunsee
14 – Bochum Rhur, Germany, Congress
15 – Munich, Germany, Zenith
16 – Vienna, Austria, Gasometer
18 – Gdansk, Poland, B99
19 – Warsaw, Poland, Progressja
20 – Budapest, Hungary, Baba Begra
22 – Zurich, Switzerland, Komplex
23 – Lyon, France, Le Radiant
25 – Milan, Italy, Live Club
26 – Padova, Italy, Hall
27 – Lux, Luxembourg, Expo
29 – Paris, France, Le Trianon
31 – Brussels, Belgium, Forest National
2 – London, UK, O2 Academy Brixton
4 – Manchester, UK, O2 Victoria Warehouse
5 – Glasgow, UK, O2 Academy
7 – Belfast, UK, Telegraph Building
8 – Dublin, Ireland, Olympia Theatre
Last year, Flynn clarified that Machine Head would continue after two members quit the band. Guitarist Phil Demmel and drummer Dave McClain, who had been involved in the group since 2003 and 1995 respectively, left in what they described as an “amicable” split.
Meanwhile, a couple were ejected from one of the band’s November concerts for reportedly having sex in the front row. The pair were removed by security from the show at San Diego’s House Of Blues.